The Charities Committee is led by a member of the teaching staff and run by sixth form student volunteers.
The committee run weekly form cake sales, where forms bake and then sell their goods to their peers, giving all funds to a charity of the form's choice. Recently, these have included:
- Children in Need
- Hockey for Heroes
- The Alzheimers Society
Termly non uniform days have also fund-raised large amounts this year. We supported Hockey for Heroes as one of our PE teachers is a keen advocate for their work and The Bridge Homelessness to Hope, a local Leicester charity supporting the homeless in our city. We also raised enough money for the RNIB to fund a new children's talking book. We donated money raised from wearing Christmas jumpers to Hope Against Cancer and the iMRI fundraising appeal at Nottingham Children's Hospital.
As part of the House System, the Houses fundraise throughout the year for a chosen charity and organise various events to raise awareness. Last year Vice Chancellors sold glow sticks at the lower school disco, as well as cakes and ice lollies, for their charity, LOROS. Judges sold sweets, Valentine's hearts and cakes to support the Kupona Foundation. Dukes ran an Easter Egg Hunt and a "Guess the number of sweets in the jar" competition in aid of Wishes4Kids. Masters fundraised a large amount through a raffle at the Drama production, supporting their charity Young Minds. Senior House Captains spoke to the rest of the school about all four of these worthy causes in a House Meeting.
Pupils who are passionate about supporting a charitable cause are welcomed to contact the Charity Committee with their ideas.
The School's Uniform Service is also run by the Charities Committee volunteers - for more information, please see https://www.lgs-senior.org.uk/second-hand-uniform-shop